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OFFICE DEPOT IS “TAKING CARE OF YOU FOR SCHOOL” WITH THE LATEST IN TECHNOLOGY AND SUPPLIES Office Depot has a vast assortment of technology and supplies that will help students get excited about heading back to school this year. Increasingly more fashionable and stylish, this year’s hottest trends include designer backpacks and totes, coordinating colors and themes, and cool accessories. Following are some of the top products that are sure to make the grade with students this season. It’s in the Bag Office Depot is the ultimate back to school destination for a wide selection of stylish backpacks, lunch totes, messenger bags and even cool accessories designed to fit the unique style and taste of any student with hot fashions from TUG, Hannah Montana and Aaron Chang, among others.
TUG Backpacks Retail Price: $5.99 - $29.99 Stylish, trendy and functional, these backpacks span a variety of categories. More than just cool-looking, select TUG backpacks have ergonomically-designed back and shoulder padding for the ultimate comfort. Available in a variety of different styles, patterns and themes, TUG backpacks include reinforced zippers and multiple compartments for organization – perfect for heavy books, calculators, writing instruments, cell phones, MP3 players and more. Hannah Montana Backpacks Retail Price: $14.99 Bring out the inner superstar in your student with this fun line of backpacks featuring pop-star Hannah Montana. The Hannah Montana line of products not only includes backpacks, but also notebooks, folders and Thermos products. Aaron Chang Totes and Backpacks Retail Price: $9.99 - $29.99 Famed surf photographer Aaron Chang taps into the passion of those who love the outdoor adventure lifestyle and those who can only dream of it. Students will be looking cool at school with this new collection that distinguishes itself through the fusion of design and fine art photography.

TUG Messenger Bags Retail Price: $12.99 - $29.99 Teens can express themselves with these fun and funky messenger bags, available exclusively at Office Depot. A large front flap secures items inside while a full organizer keeps papers and pens in their place. Available in a variety of fun patterns and designs, these bags allow students to coordinate their school supplies in style -- without compromising their individuality. CNY Lunch Totes Retail Price: $5.99 - $10.99 This spacious lunch tote features a roomy interior and an outer zip compartment perfect for snacks, utensils, napkins and more. Made of durable nylon, it features a carrying handle and fun patterns that kids love. Available in pink and orange camouflage, solid blue and grey and purple and blue heart-print patterns.

Mix-It, Match-It, Own-It Coordinated and interchangeable products remain wildly popular this academic year. Students can mix-and-match their favorite school supplies with the season’s newest colors and patterns to create their own unique and winning combinations. Calculators, laptops and even composition notebooks can be livened-up with these great color-coordinating designs and styles from Office Depot.
TUG Fun Rubber Calculator Retail Price: $4.99 This season, students can add a little fun and character to their calculations with the TUG Fun Rubber Calculator. The eight-digit display is available in a variety of bright colors and shapes like suns, fish and dinosaurs, making math homework fun. Office Depot Composition Notebooks Retail Price: $2.49 - $2.99 These exclusive new composition notebooks add a stylish twist to a classic school supply product. They feature great patterns and add a pop of color to any subject. Office Depot Composition Notebooks come in college- and wide-ruled styles in 80-or 100-page count.

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Ativa™ Ergo Mouse Pads and Wrist Rests Retail Price: $7.99 This school year, help teenagers practice proper hand positioning while surfing the Web by using Ativa Ergo Mouse Pads and Wrist Rests. Featuring coordinating, fun designs exclusive to Office Depot, the soft foam padding conforms to the user’s wrist for exceptional comfort and support. Ativa™ Laptop Skins Retail Price: $9.99 Help your favorite teen add a splash of color and protection to a laptop or notebook cover with Ativa Laptop Skins. These skins adhere with ease to a 15.4” size computer, leaving no permanent residue upon removal – perfect for today’s ever-changing styles. Choose from two fun patterns⎯pink hypnotic dots or hidden treasures⎯available exclusively at Office Depot. Fashion Paper Ports Retail Price: $1.29 - $1.99 Students can file their homework with ease thanks to these Fashion Paper Ports. Available in over 18 varieties for maximum style potential, papers stay protected thanks to the two inside pockets and a laminated exterior. TUG Book Covers Retail Price: $1.99 - $5.99 Students can use these fashionable covers, available exclusively at Office Depot, to help protect their books – all year long. These colorful and fun book covers come in a variety of colors and designs. The best part: When book covers and notebooks coordinate, students are sure to grab the right books, every time. Ativa™ Canvas CD Wallet Retail Price: $5.99 Ativa Canvas CD Wallets, available exclusively at Office Depot, are embellished with an embroidered “peace in the clouds” theme, offering a retro feel to basic storage. Available in blue, khaki or green, these wallets can hold up to 12 CDs/DVDs at one time, making them the ideal choice for busy students. Office Depot Calculator Pouch Retail Price: $7.99 Available in the season’s hottest colors including hot pink and turquoise, the Office Depot Calculator cases feature a wallet-like design, complete with an ID holder, and will fit most scientific and graphing calculators.

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Locker Accessories Retail Price: $3.99 - $12.99 Locker accessories, including the dry-erase board, wallpaper, cell phone/pen cup and organizers are specifically designed to help students show off a style that reflects their personality.

Tech Power Who said that high-tech gadgets had to be boring? Calculators, flash drives and even CDs are now available in stylish and themed designs from Office Depot.
Ativa™ AT-30SX Multi-Display Scientific Calculator Retail Price: $15.99 The Ativa Scientific Calculator, available exclusively at Office Depot, is the perfect homework helper. With over 251 functions and a 10-digit display, this high-tech calculator is a great value this school year. It also features a function table, replay and answer functions, seven-number memory capacity, and an automatic shut-off to preserve battery life. A protective carrying case is also included for safe transport in a crowded backpack. Ativa MP4 Player Retail Price: $99.99 With 4GB of memory, the Ativa MP4 player isn’t just for music anymore. Use the built in microphone to record classes, review discussions and share notes. Additionally, students can view their favorite video clips on the crystal clear 1.8” color screen. For added style, this sleek MP4 player is available in Black or Pink. Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Silver Edition Graphing Calculator Retail Price: $139.99 This season’s TI-84 Plus Silver Edition Graphing Calculator features nine times more memory (24KB RAM, 1.54MB flash ROM), allowing for accurate calculations all year long. It also comes pre-loaded with classroom application software and personal study tools and applications such as an Organizer and Study Cards. The electronically upgradeable flash technology makes adding new software, programs and games a breeze, complete with a USB cable for instant computer connectivity.

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Ativa™ Wired Optical Mouse Retail Price: $9.99 Exclusive to Office Depot, the Ativa Wired Optical Mouse features stylish colors, making your standard desktop accessories really stand out. Choose from blue/orange or red/silver to add a punch of color to your desktop or notebook computer. Just plug into a USB port and go! Ativa™ Themed Media Retail Price: $8.99 The new line of themed media from Ativa allows students to express themselves whether they are making a music CD or burning a class presentation. Available in “Serenity” or “Sports” themes, the CDs contain basketballs and baseballs, or a floral theme with butterflies. Ativa™ Flash Drives Retail Price: $24.99 Students these days need to have their homework, notes, and projects with them at all times, and products such as the Ativa Flash Drives, available exclusively at Office Depot, make school organization simple and portable. All flash drives by Ativa are compatible with Windows XP or 2000 and most feature McAfee virus protection, which scans for viruses before your child transfers files to the computer. Just in time for back to school, the Ativa Flash Drives are now available in a stylish pink design. Motorola H375 Bluetooth Headset Retail Price: $49.99 Help your favorite student stay in touch on the go this school year with the Motorola H375 Bluetooth Headset. The TrueComfort design, based on studies of the human ear, allows for up to 6 hours of comfortable talk time.

Organization 101 Organizing assignments for school has never been more fun with these bright, fun colored organizing file totes and zipper envelopes from Office Depot, as well as an assortment of vibrantly designed folders fit for any student’s mood.
iBoard Dry Erase Board Retail Price: $5.99 - $24.99 Create a visual reminder for permission slips, spelling tests and piano lessons on these dry erase boards available exclusively at Office Depot.

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3M Post-it® Flag Highlighters Retail Price: $7.29/Pack Perfect for studying and following along to inclass lectures, the Post-it Flag Highlighters allow students to highlight text and then flag the page for quick reference. Pavilion Computer Desk Retail Price: $49.99 The Pavilion computer desk packs plenty of storage and work space into a compact form, making it a great solution for rooms and offices with limited space. It features a CPU shelf plus additional shelves for your peripherals, storage for 15 CDs, a pullout tray for your keyboard and a large utility drawer underneath for supplies. Mead Five Star Stand ‘n Store Pencil Pouch Retail Price: $4.99 Pencils and pens need not end up at the bottom of a backpack with these Stand ‘n Store pencil cases from Five Star. Mead Five Star Poly Pocket & Prong Folder Retail Price: $1.85 Self-expression is a snap thanks to the Poly Pocket & Prong Folder from Five Star. Students can use the clear “pocket” at the front of the binder to label their homework and notes however they choose – perfect for a teen that changes their style throughout the school year. Office Depot Fashion File Totes Retail Price: $11.99 The built-in slots for hanging file folders in these Fashion File Totes will keep school projects in line all year long. Available in assorted colors, these totes are made to complement existing back-to-school products for added flair. Fashion Zipper Envelopes Retail Price: $0.99 - $1.29 Teens can complete their colorful back-toschool ensemble this year by using Fashion Zipper Totes to store all of their accessories. These totes expand to protect important reports and notes from the elements and are available in check- and letter-size, in five colors.

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TUG Zipper Binders Retail Price: $7.99 - $19.99 Ranging in size from 1¼” – 3” rings, these TUG Zipper Binders are the best way to keep a student’s busy school schedule in check. Multiple mesh pockets on the inside keep supplies in place, while the durable zipper closure ensures a tight hold on valuable papers.

Simple Solutions for Young Learners Young learners need not miss out on their chance to express themselves this back to school season. Office Depot offers the Ticonderoga My Hold Right Pencil in fire engine red, and guaranteed to enhance even a young student’s learning experience.
Ticonderoga My Hold Right Pencil Retail Price: $3.99/Box My Hold Right Pencils allow a child to develop a comfortable, effective pencil grip that they will use for life. By using the My Hold Right Pencil set, children learn how to form letters correctly and improve their handwriting skills by using the correct grip. Simply match the included finger stickers to the appropriate colors on the pencil for proper grip. Foray™ Construction Paper Retail Price: $1.49 - $8.49 Learning has never been more fun! The Foray Construction Paper lets young students express their colorful ideas in a wide array of hues. Look for the construction paper and an assortment of other art papers in the Foray line exclusively at Office Depot.

For a complete selection of products to help students succeed in the new school year, please visit your local Office Depot retail location. Note: Product prices are subject to change without notice. ###

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